I am Abraham Lincoln [NOOK Book]

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For some adults, the little Abraham Lincoln on this book's cover might reduce the Great Emancipator, but to young readers (and sensitive parents), Brad Metlzer's I Am Abraham Lincoln makes our most beloved president that much more relatable and human. The young hero of this book always speaks his mind and always speaks for others; it's as if he's stepped down from his Capital City monument and become a real person. Editor's recommendation.

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2013-11-20
Our 16th president is presented as an activist for human and civil rights. Lincoln resembles a doll with an oversized head as he strides through a first-person narrative that stretches the limits of credulity and usefulness. From childhood, Abe, bearded and sporting a stovepipe hat, loves to read, write and look out for animals. He stands up to bullies, noting that "the hardest fights don't reveal a winner--but they do reveal character." He sees slaves, and the sight haunts him. When the Civil War begins, he calls it a struggle to end slavery. Not accurate. The text further calls the Gettysburg ceremonies a "big event" designed to "reenergize" Union supporters and states that the Emancipation Proclamation "freed all those people." Not accurate. The account concludes with a homily to "speak louder then you've ever spoken before," as Lincoln holds the Proclamation in his hands. Eliopoulos' comic-style digital art uses speech bubbles for conversational asides. A double-page spread depicts Lincoln, Confederate soldiers, Union soldiers, white folk and African-American folk walking arm in arm: an anachronistic reference to civil rights–era protest marches? An unsourced quotation from Lincoln may not actually be Lincoln's words. Successful neither as biography nor sermon. (photographs, archival illustration) (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698164697
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: Ordinary People Change the World Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 184,624
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer's Decoded.
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    1. Hometown:
      Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      1970
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Highly recommend

    Loved this book. Very good story showing how Abe Lincoln was a hero. Some interesting facts about Abe I had never heard before. Students at school from Kindergarten to 6th grade enjoyed the story. I hope this author continues to add to this series of books.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    This book makes me smile, my five year old son absolutely loves

    This book makes me smile, my five year old son absolutely loves it. We purchased it two weeks ago and the dust cover is already wearing on the edges. The storyline is overall a great life lesson for kids.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    This book is full of lies.  Abraham Lincoln is f*cking dead

    This book is full of lies.  Abraham Lincoln is f*cking dead

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2014

    Must Read For Little Abe Fans!!!

    My six year old son is into pennies. He kept mentioning Abraham Lincoln after he asked who was the man on his coins. This book is perfection! Very relatable since the narrator is a young (child) Abe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Awesome

    Great kids book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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